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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month at Prevent Blindness

By  Daniel Feldman | Copyright The Optical Journal

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month.  Because one of the many negative effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the increase in digital screen time for many remote workers, Prevent Blindness is raising awareness of digital eye strain and providing tips on ways to decrease the effects of increased screen time.

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OSHA: Eye and Face Protection
© Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection.
 
OSHA requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment. Eye and face protection must be provided whenever necessary to protect against chemical, environmental, radiological or mechanical irritants and hazards.

Standards

Eye and face protection is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction.

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Hazards and Solutions

Provides references that aid in recognizing and evaluating eye and face hazards and provides possible solutions for these hazards.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to eye and face protection.

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Worker Rights and Protections
© OSHA

Workers rights

Know Your Rights

Federal law entitles you to a safe workplace. Your employer must keep your workplace free of known health and safety hazards. You have the right to speak up about hazards without fear of retaliation. 

When to File a Complaint

If you believe working conditions are unsafe or unhealthful, you may file a confidential complaint with OSHA and ask for an inspection. If possible, tell your employer about your concerns.

Workers' Rights Booklet

(OSHA 3473 - 2018) (Spanish: PDF )
(OSHA 3021 - 2018) (English: PDF )

Contact OSHA

To discuss a health and safety issue at work, contact OSHA toll-free at 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA) or by email, or contact your nearest OSHA office.

Workers
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